My Lazy Girl Waves - How I Get Soft Waves From Home To The Office

 Waves made on my commute.
 Flat.  Meh. No body or life.
I love this formula, and the scent is divine.  However, the bottle is just ridiculous.  A really unfortunate design.
 I use about two pumps on my ends.
 I rub the smoothing cream into dry hair. 
Bed Head's After Party doesn't weigh hair down and sets hair very softly.
 Twist the length of my hair.
Key step.  I wrap it in a scrunchie.  Yes, I know that scrunchies are about as fashionable as knee high nude hose with white nurse shoes; however, scrunchies damage hair less than rubber bands or elastics.  Also, they don't leave that dent in your hair after you've had your hair up in a bun or ponytail.

I twist my hair and put it in a bun holding it all together with a scrunchie.  Then by the time I'm at my desk, my hair has set and I have soft waves or at least some body in the hair. 
More body the longer you leave it in.  
Though there is always the temptation of just leaving your hair up all day. 
What do you do as your quick fix for looking polished at work?

Life's A Beach - Bed Head Deep Waver Wave Artist - Get Beachy Mermaid Waves

Bed Head Deep Waver, Wave Artist.

With summer coming up, there is nothing I love more than tousled, beachy waves.  We all want to be Gisele, but my natural hair is more like Naomi's (well her extensions?). 

Anyway, we all want what we can't have, so I wanted to test out Bed Head's Deep Waver Wave Artist before we were in full summer swing.   I purchased mine from a while back, but I had only tried it once and was convinced I did it wrong.  So after air drying my hair with some Herbal Essences Volumizing mousse, I heated up my Deep Waver and starting getting beachy. 

 My regular hair.  Just air dried with some mousse.  Straight. Flat. Meh.
This rippling crimper(?) creates waves in hair.

This tool isn't a curling iron.  It actual more resembles a hair crimper.  Remember those?  But instead of crunchy, angular pyramids, the idea is that these three rounded barrels give you soft, mermaid waves.  The heat time is very quick, and I appreciate the lock system for when it's cool for neater, cleaner storage.

Feed me! :-O

I took 2 - 3 inch sections of hair and worked the Deep Waver down the length of my hair.  It worked best when not taking too much hair at a time.  Many of my girlfriends love wavy hair, but they aren't as handy with a curly iron.  The Deep Waver would probably be an excellent choice for them.  It's super easy just to clamp down the length of the hair to get your wavy look.

 Is this how Shakira does it?
 Mermaid waves.  Fin not included.

All in all, I think it did deliver a nice wavy style to my hair.  However, I do believe that I could have achieved a similar and less frizzy look with a regular large barrel curling iron.  I found that sometimes my hair looked too "clamped" and not soft and natural.  Running my fingers through, helped soften these spots, but overall, I think I prefer a regular curling iron.  This tool would probably work best on those with at least shoulder length to long hair (probably best on longer hair)
To review: if you are good with a curling iron, you can probably do without this.  If you are bad with heated tools and want something easy to work with, give this a try (but make sure you have long hair).

Bed Head Deep Waver Wave Artist is available at and for about $30 depending on retailer.